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World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Medal

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1892/93

Artist:

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (obverse)
American, born Ireland, 1848–1907
Charles E. Barber (reverse)
American, born England, 1840–1917

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Title

World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Medal

Origin

United States

Date

c. 1892–1893

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Inscription on front "CHRISTOPHER/ COLVMBVS/ OCT.XII/MCCCCXCII"; on right side at bottom: "AVGVSTVS SAINT GAVDENS FECIT" Inscription on reverse: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION/ IN COMMEMORATION OF THE / FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY/ OF THE LANDIND OF COLUMBUS/ MDCCCXCII . MDCCXCIII/ TO THE ART INSTITUTE"; on bottom: "C.E. BARBER FECIT"

Dimensions

Diam. 7.7 cm (3 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.1031

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